Dean Taylor Highlights SUNSET® MAP English Cucumbers for Foodservice
LEAMINGTON, ON - When I think of cucumbers, I think of versatility. And when I think of SUNSET®, I think of flavor and innovation. Combine the two and you get a produce category great: SUNSET® MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) English Cucumbers. With foodservice top-of-mind for driving trends and building tasteful creations, SUNSET® joins me to discuss this popular product, and what makes it a go-to for menus across North America.
“Today’s chefs want speed and convenience in the kitchen,” Dean Taylor, Director Of Sales, tells me as we look into the needs of foodservice. “By packing these in a MAP bag instead of individually wrapping the cukes, time is saved. And because they are packed with a minimum weight instead of just count, operators are able to manage their costs precisely.”
If a chef can give a dish a little extra love over spending time dealing with the challenges of packing, I would say, go for the love. These new 24-count, minimum 20 lb. styles, packed in Extend™ Modified Atmosphere bags are perfect for the high volume operators looking to control portion cost and reduce labor.
The cucumbers are also ready-to-wash and create less waste without the individual shrink-wrapping of each cucumber. There are so many perks to reduced packaging, with twice the cucumbers per box.
“SUNSET® is a pioneer in the greenhouse industry and is the first to have a dedicated foodservice only team,” Dean shares. “SUNSET® provides a nation-wide delivered program to Restaurant Chains, Broad-line Foodservice Distributors and select Independent Produce Specialists.”
Whether they are sliced into a cool drink during the heat of summer, shaved onto a salad with cherry tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese, or simply chopped into a salsa or relish for zing–cucumbers are always in my consumer basket. And now the foodservice chef’s as well.